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Golden Circle & Glacier Super Jeep Tour

Gullfoss, Geysir, Thingvellir and the beautiful Langjokull glacier

A rugged off-the-beaten-track approach to the classic highlights of Geysir, Gullfoss, Langjökull Glacier and Þingvellir!

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Visit the sites of the Golden circle in the comfort of a super jeep. Gullfoss waterfall, Geysir hot spring area and Thingvellir national park -the most famous places in Iceland. An easy tour suitable for all ages.

  • Availability

    Dec. - May.

  • Duration

    ~ 10 hours

  • Duration Overwrite

  • Level

    Easy

  • Pickup

    Yes

  • Meet on location

    No

  • Min. Age

    6 years

  • Ratio

    1:16

  • Departs from

    Reykjavik

  • Departs from Overwrite

  • Price from

    29.990 ISK

Tour highlights
Small Group Experience
Thingvellir National Park
Geysir Hot Spring Area
Gullfoss Waterfall
Langjokull Glacier
Included
Pick-up & drop off in Reykjavík
A Guided Tour of the Golden Circle
English Speaking Tour Guide
Super Jeep Safari
Free WiFi on Board Your Super Jeep

The trip then begins with a drive to our national park, Þingvellir. Þingvellir is a place of incredible natural and historical significance; a landscape of giant lakes and ancient lava fields, it is also Iceland’s only UNESCO World Heritage Site, as it was the founding site of the world’s oldest existing parliament (Alþingi, 930 AD).

Continuing on, we will drive to the serene Lake Laugarvatn and the geothermal area of the spouting Geysers. Iceland’s “Geysir” is known as one of four places on earth to regularly erupt up to 25 meters high! It was the first geothermal erupting area described in a printed source and the first known to modern Europeans. From Geysir, we drive to the majestic Gullfoss, the Golden waterfall. After Gullfoss come the mighty Langjökull glacier, displaying its endless snowfields and panoramic views of south Iceland.


Return time

You will return to Reykjavík around 06:30 pm approximately


Pick-up Information

Pick up is at 08:30 am from your hotel or a nearby meeting point in Reykjavík. Picking everyone up can take up to 30 minutes, your patience is much appreciated.
Available pick-up points: Arctic Adventures’s pick-up list.


Practical Information

Remember to bring: Warm outdoor clothing depending on the weather at the time, waterproof pants and jacket, headwear and gloves. Good hiking shoes are recommended.

What if I don’t own all of these clothing necessaries?
Don’t worry, you can always rent sturdy hiking shoes, waterproof jacket and pants in the booking process. We do not rent gear from location.


How is it best to be ready for a pick-up for a tour with Arctic Adventures?

This is a great question. We ask all participants to be ready from the start of the pickup time indicated. This is because you may well be the first pick up of the day. Please be at your assigned location at the start time that you chose when booking the tour.

Here you should wait for your guide.

Have your email and phone number listed with us so we can contact you if we run into any trouble finding you.

View our pick-up locations in Reykjavík.

Can I drink alcohol before or during Arctic Adventures tours?

Before and during activities on the multi-day tours consumption of alcohol is prohibited. If we suspect that a participant is intoxicated, we will prohibit them from joining the activity.

After the activities of the day are finished, you are welcome to have a drink and relax.

Do you offer any family friendly tours, for younger children?

Yes, we do. Langjökull Ice Cave is a magical experience, the tour has no minimum age and is a wonderful option for the whole family. Whale Watching with our partner company Special Tours, has been a favourite with families traveling with young children, these guys have a great success rate in seeing whales (upwards of 98% in the summer time).

Another option would be the Landmannalaugar Safari on this tour you get to explore parts of the Icelandic highlands and bathe in natural hot springs. Most of our jeep tours are also suitable for children over the age of 6 years old. If you would like a nice and relaxing experience we would also recommend the Golden Circle & Secret Lagoon tour.

Can the itinerary for the tour change?

Your safety is our number one priority! Keeping this in mind, Arctic Adventures reserves the right to adjust the itinerary and/or take different routes depending on conditions. Please read more information in our cancellation policy.

Is there a guide on each Arctic Adventures tour?

Yes, there is a specially trained and certified guide on each of our tours. The only exception to this is for our self-drive tours.

All of our tours are guided in English.

How do I get to Reykjavik from Keflavík International Airport?

The drive from KEF airport to Reykjavik takes around 45 minutes. If your flight is delayed, please call our customer service team to go over what options you may have.

These are the two most common ways to get from the airport to Reykjavik city:

Airport Shuttle

The cheapest and most convenient way of getting to and from Keflavik International Airport. The shuttle drops you off at the BSI Bus Terminal downtown or takes you all the way to your hotel or the closest drop off location. If you’re arriving on the same day as your tour departures we highly recommend to pick BSI Bus terminal as your pick up location.

Book your airport transfer in Iceland.

Taxi

The quickest way to get to Reykjavik city is by a taxi. The taxis can drop you off at any of our pick-up locations. Taking a taxi is always more expensive than the airport shuttle.  

For further information about getting to and from Keflavík International Airport.

How is the weather/climate in Iceland?

There is a saying in Iceland, if you don’t like the weather just wait 5 minutes. This might sound like a joke but it is strangely true! Thanks to the beloved Gulf Stream, our country enjoys a cool, temperate maritime climate, this means refreshing summers and fairly mild winters. So basically, Iceland maintains a surprisingly moderate temperature all year around. For further information about the weather in Iceland and how to dress for it.

If your tour includes a glacier activity it’s very important to dress appropriately. Dress in 3 or 4 upper layers such as a light t-shirt (preferably wool) next to the skin, then a fleece or heavy wool garment, topped off with a waterproof windbreaker. Jeans are not recommended for our trips as they become very heavy, cold and uncomfortable to wear when they get wet. Lightweight hiking pants, track pants or long cotton pants are best and then wind/waterproof pants over. We also recommend using sunglasses and sunscreen even if it is cloudy due to the high UV and sunlight reflection from the glacier.

You will need sturdy hiking boots that fit crampons for the glacier hiking tours.

What is tipping like in Iceland?

Tipping is not a requirement in Iceland although it is permitted and is well received in most cases.

What is internet access like in Iceland?

Iceland is a very high-tech country and we actually have one of the highest rates of Internet usage in the world. Many restaurants and cafés, especially in Reykjavik, have free Wi-Fi access, so if you have a laptop, a tablet or a smartphone you can get Internet access almost anywhere. All of our vehicles also have free Wi-Fi.

What type of power outlets are used in Iceland? Do I need to bring an adapter?

The standard in Iceland is 230V and 50Hz and we use F-type power sockets and plugs, so you might have to bring an adaptor if you are visiting from UK, USA, Canada or other countries using a different voltage, Hz or plugs.

Should I bring mosquito repellent when traveling to Iceland?

Here is the plus side to a cold country like Iceland. No dangerous insects survive here! Iceland has about three areas where some mosquitoes have now settled but nothing you will have to worry about on our tours. So, to sum it up, no you will not need any repellant!

How are the tours rated in terms of difficulty?

Our tours are split into four different categories that help participants to understand what to expect from the tour. The categories are Easy, Moderate, Challenging and Demanding. Each tour is rated making it easier to find tours that suit you.

For further information about the difficulty ratings and descriptions.

 

What is it like to drive in Iceland?

Driving in Iceland can be tricky for two different reasons. The first being the weather conditions, especially in the winter months. The second reason is that if you’re not experienced in driving in conditions such as ice and snow then it could become dangerous.

If you are choosing a self-drive tour or to meet on location then make sure you have checked the driving conditions to make sure it is safe. At road.is you can find all the latest updates about travelling around Iceland. You should still check in the summer months just to make sure there is no storms or other types of weather warnings.

What type of safety can be expected on our tour?

Vehicles are equipped for both summer and winter driving conditions, and drivers are very experienced driving in difficult conditions.

Before starting any of the activities, participants will receive a safety briefing highlighting the safe and proper use of equipment, the role of guides during the trip, and the significant risks and hazards involved in their activity. The safety briefing will also cover potentially foreseeable scenarios that may arise and explain how participants should react in such circumstances. Our guides will also outline their expectations of participants during the trip where needed and address any specific questions or concerns that may arise during this time.

Any medical conditions or personal health concerns that may jeopardize your well-being or affect your ability to meet the physical demands of the trip must be clearly communicated to the trip leader before the tour start. Any medications you may require for minor medical conditions (asthma inhalers, etc.), should be kept close and you should bring it with you on the trip if possible. It is important that you notify your guide about such medications and their whereabouts before setting off.

Do I need any insurance before going on an Arctic Adventures tour?

As with any and all world travel, we strongly recommend having travel insurances that can provide cover if you need to cancel your travel reservation with short notice. We also recommend that you have personal health insurance coverage when participating in any adventure activities in Iceland.

Useful numbers and services

Emergency number 112

Police 444-1000

Medical assistance 1770

Dental Emergency 575-0505

General Information 1819

Weather forecast www.en.vedur.is

Road conditions www.road.is

What is the Golden Circle tour in Iceland?

The Golden Circle is a name for the very popular sightseeing route that connects Reykjavík with Þingvellir National Park (Thingvellir), Geysir Hot Springs and Gullfoss Waterfall. We offer several Golden Circle trips that combine sightseeing with some of our adventure tours.

Do you offer a tour that is solely the Golden Circle?

Yes, we offer the tour Golden Circle small group tour which is basically the Golden Circle with some extra stops. This tour is focusing on sightseeing and the history of Iceland. Our stops are Gullfoss waterfall, Þingvellir national park (home to one of the first parliaments of the world), Geysir hot spring area and the historic Skálholt cathedral. View Golden Circle Tours.

Disclaimer
All our tours are undertaken on the responsibility of its participants. Arctic Adventures does not assume any responsibility for accidents that are caused by its customers or can be traced to their own actions. Participants have to sign a waiver before undertaking all trips stating that they realize that all outdoor activities carry an inherent risk.

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Golden Circle & Glacier Super Jeep Tour | Average rating: 4.8/5 based on 11 customer reviews


"Best experience ever !" | 5 stars By Andreina 31/01/2018
the tour guide was super friendly and informative. We went to the golden circle and we’re given enough time to look around and take pictures. Everything was so beautiful. I went snow mobiling for the first time and it was one of my best experiences. They give you protective wear to keep you warm. I would def recommend this tour to anyone going to Iceland. It was by far the best tour we took.
"Snow mobiling on a glacier" | 5 stars By Radha Vallabhaneni 01/02/2018
Tour guide is absolutely determined to take us for snow mobiling on a glacier even in blizzard conditions . Effort was mind blowing. This is the company I recommend to anyone who want to go snow mobiling on a glacier.
"Amazing day" | 5 stars By Suzi 03/02/2018
We had such a amazing day, saw everything we wanted to. Snowmobile on glacier was even better than we expected it to be.
"Great tour" | 5 stars By Brian 06/02/2018
Really great tour, saw tons of stuff that included a waterfall, geysers and the snowmobile tour on the glacier. Our driver/guide was a lot of fun.
"Golden Circle and snow mobilling tour" | 4 stars By Fiona Crane 07/02/2018
The evening before our tour we received an email telling us that sadly due to weather conditions the snow mobilling had been cancelled, but an alternative of buggy riding was offered. We were collected at our pick up point on time and discovered en route that the road to Gullfoss was closed. Instead of the tour being cancelled, or sitting on a road in traffic awaiting the route opening, we were taken to the Perlan museum, which was great, as we had hoped to visit there whilst in Iceland and everyone on the tour seemed to enjoy it. Unfortunately after our visit, the road was still not open, so we were driven to the buggy site where everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves on this off road driving experience, can recommend! After this, we continued on our Golden Circle tour with the road now open and weather lifting and had a wonderful day. What we were impressed by with Arctic Adventures was the liaison between the guide and headquarters, so important with the quickly changing weather conditions of Iceland. The bus was extremely comfortable to travel in, good leg room, storage for bags and great visibility from your seat. There was also wifi and charging ports. Being in a group of less than 18, we felt we received a very personal service, could ask any questions we wanted and were offered plenty of toilet and refreshment stops along the way and if we really wanted to stop for an unscheduled photo stop, it was never a problem.We were so pleased we chose Arctic Adventures, both our tours with them were excellent.
"Fantastic tour" | 5 stars By Kylie Taylor 08/03/2018
Fantastic tour the snowmobiling was amazing!
"Day Like No Other" | 5 stars By Mark Graham 09/03/2018
This tour was outstanding and was exactly what we had hoped for from the website description. Of course, the glacier snowmobiling was a once-in-a lifetime experience. It's not for the faint of heart with respect to how windy and cold it can be. But you are in Iceland in the winter, so that shouldn't be surprising! This tour company is extremely professional and delivered upon their promise of a remarkable experience.
"Golden circle tour" | 4 stars By Alok Kothari 12/03/2018
We took this tour on 2nd March Our guide was very good and knowledgeable and gave us proper time for sight seeing . He drove very safely . We would like to go for this trip again with arctic . Same time we took another tour for two day south coast tour with arctics on 3rd and 4th March The guide Mika was pathetic . He was poor sense of timings on every sightseeing point. Later he took excuses and did not took us for Northern light tour though the sky was clear and chances of seeing was between 1 and 2 which is quite reasonable.He was treating us like students so this was totally waste of money with Mika. Arctic should not higher such guides who are new to country . He himself told us that he is in learning stage as only from two years he is doing this part time job . Hence I must blame to arctic who took our time and money for granted .
"The tour was really well organised" | 5 stars By Lin Lefevre 16/03/2018
The tour was really well organised. Our driver, Nicholas was great. I loved the super jeep experience and snowmobiling even though I was really scared. It was a fabulous day.
"A fantastic day out right from the start " | 5 stars By David Bland 18/03/2018
A fantastic day out right from the start when we seen our transport for the day the truck ICE 1. The driver 'Gunner' was very polite and entertaining and provided us with a commentary on Iceland which was very informative and interesting. He was clearly a very experienced driver and we enjoyed the drive from the start to the drop off. He even had a great taste in music. All parts of the tour were very well arranged with good timing. The highlight of the day was the snowmobiling but every stop was very enjoyable
"Wonderful tour!" | 5 stars By Susan Rosvelti 20/03/2018
We had seen innumerable pictures of the sights we would be visiting on this tour and yet when we saw them in person, we experience was indescribable! The falls in particular were spectacular. The snowmobile ride on the glacier was awesome! The tour was very organized and our tour guide, Martis, was fun, enthusiastic and spirited! The small group size was another bonus (I believe we were 13). We had an amazing day and would not hesitate for a second to recommend this tour to others.
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